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Electronic Materials: The Truly Integrated Circuit is Printed and Flexible

3:45 AM MDT | March 26, 2010 | Peter Harrop

Peter Harrop, chairman, IDTechEx   For 40 years, so called integrated circuits have integrated little more than transistors, diodes and sensors onto one piece of material but now there are many more integrated circuits arriving where most electrical and electronic components are co-deposited on flexible substrates. Those flexible substrates are key, because these new electronics will be affordable and desirable on everything from apparel to human skin and electrical and consumer packaged goods, where surfaces are only rarely flat.   Savvy designers...

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